At Mountain West Roofing, we provide a number of CertainTeed asphalt shingles that can get the job done.
When you’re repairing an old roof, or building a new home, choosing the right roofing material is extremely important. Your roof is often the most crucial line of defense against nature’s harshest elements. An architectural shingle roof is a popular choice among homeowners because it can withstand harsh weather, has striking aesthetics, and can boost the overall value of your home.
What Are CertainTeed Architectural Laminated Shingles Made Of?
CertainTeed’s architectural shingles are made of a strong fiberglass base, and is covered with water-resistant asphalt. Ceramic granules coat the outer layer, which provides the shingle with UV resistance.
Types of CertainTeed Shingles
CertainTeed specializes in a variety of different architectural shingles.
A strip shingle is a relatively basic roofing shingle. They are single-layered and are designed to mimic the look of slate tiles. Though they were once extremely popular, they are geared to more economy-priced homes.
Dimensional shingles are multi-layered products that provide a richer appearance, giving the roof a multi-dimensional look. Dimensional shingles are typically heavier than strip roofing shingles, and they also have a longer warranty period, which can range from 30 years to lifetime. The Landmark® series is CertainTeed’s premier dimensional roofing shingle. The Landmark series has a wide range of product options, from shingles that have a dimensional appearance, to shingles that are made to mimic cedar shakes.
Luxury shingles have a different appearance and functionality than dimensional shingles. They are more aesthetically sophisticated, and they offer more impact resistance and solar reflectivity than strip and dimensional shingles. Both of CertainTeed’s Presidential Shake® and Grand Manor® products are constructed to give the appearance of “old world” slate and natural shake shingles. While having the “old-word” appearance, they are functionally modern, with water-resistant asphalt and a strong fiberglass base.
A roof that isn’t sufficiently ventilated can make your home vulnerable to excess heat and humidity during summer, and ice dams in the winter. Roof ventilation prevents unsightly mold and mildew stains, and it can lower your heating and cooling costs. With CertainTeed, you can acquire an Intake Vent that sits over the roof’s edge, which can facilitate the ventilation process.
Many of CertainTeed’s premium roofing shingles are solar-reflective, which are designed to reduce the absorption of sun rays. This reduces the amount of heat that is transferred to the interior of the home. This can make the home more comfortable, while also reducing energy consumption in the summer months. The Landmark Solaris Series, featuring Landmark Solaris®, Landmark Solaris® Gold, Landmark Solaris® Platinum is available in several ENERGY STAR® rated color options. These shingles achieve a level of 40% solar reflectivity, which is the highest in the asphalt shingle industry.
Mountain West Roofing has installed CertainTeed’s products in many homes throughout the years, and many of our customers are satisfied with the durability and protection of these roofing materials. With a CertainTeed roof, you are protected from icy weather, stormy winds and the blistering heat.
Visit CertainTeed’s website to view their product catalog.